The ninth annual Oberlin Chalk Walk is in one week! On Saturday, June 21, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., local and regional professional artists will create detailed chalk drawings throughout downtown Oberlin. A rain date of Sunday, June 22 (also 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.) has been set in case of inclement weather.
Volunteers will be on hand to provide free materials for visitors of all ages to add their own artwork to the sidewalk gallery. Chalk distribution “hubs” will be set up in front of the New Union Center for the Arts, Ben Franklin’s, Hall Auditorium, and the Main Street entrance to the Oberlin Heritage Center.
The Oberlin Chalk Walk is a collaborative event organized by the Allen Memorial Art Museum, the Firelands Association for the Visual Arts (FAVA), Oberlin Business Partnership, Oberlin Heritage Center, and the Oberlin Public Library.
Returning master artists participating in this year’s event include Dan Cherney, Hector Castellanos, Wendy Mahon, Augusto Bordelois, and Robin Van Lear. Local artists who will again be ‘painting’ the Oberlin Public Library Mural include Laura Dahle, Terry Flores, James Peake, Tony Trunzo, David Baker, Jan Drella, and Claudio Orso; other local artists include, Ian Blewitt, Dana Juliano, Beth Wolosz, Cara Romano, Joshua Chrosniak, and others.
We hope to see you next week!
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Bryce Dessner - Murder Ballades
Performed by eighth blackbird on Live from WFMT in Chicago - June 9, 2014. I included the first few minutes of introduction with host Kerry Frumkin, in which members of the ensemble give insight into the different movements of the piece:
- Omie Wise
- Young Emily
- Dark Holler
- Wave the Sea
- Brushy Fork
- Pretty Polly
- Tears for Sister Polly
On May 29, a special reception was held at Lincoln Center’s Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse to award pianist Jeremy Denk the 2014 Avery Fisher Prize. Pictured alongside Denk (left) are two past Avery Fisher Prize recipients, violinists Pamela Frank(center) and Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg (right) who both won the award in 1999. (Photo: Steve J. Sherman)
Jeremy! What a charmer.
What a great Monday our Milt Hinton Institute Participants had! All photos by James Martin Vitz-Wong.
With summer quickly approaching, thoughts turn to reading lists while on vacation or relaxing outside. Thanks to GoodReads, we have been able to put together a listing of books by Oberlin faculty and alumni. You can peruse our bookshelf and find just about any genre.
Check out these pictures from The Milt Hinton Q&A at the Apollo; following a screening of the Milt Hinton documentary Keeping Time!
They are, from left: Peter Dominguez, Leon Lee Dorsey ’81, Jerry Jemmott, Holly Maxson, David Berger, James McBride ’79, John Clayton, and Richard Davis. Moderator (at right) is Special Collections Librarian Jeremy Smith. Also in attendance was Jim Neumann, of the James and Susan Neumann Jazz Collection!
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